Rangers Expected To Remain Quiet On UFA Day

Today’s contracts, tomorrow’s buyouts. Another July 1st is at hand today and in one hour from now, teams that have been talking to free agents over the last week will be allowed to put ink to the dotted line. The Rangers as we know aren’t in much of a position to go shopping on the open market as a number of their RFA’s still have to be taken care of. There remains a lingering...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

NHL free agency open thread/live blog

Well, free agency is upon us. The Rangers don’t have much cap space to work with, as they still need to get Derek Stepan, Emerson Etem, J.T. Miller, and Jesper Fast under contract. When those four are signed, the Rangers will have 11 forwards and 6 defensemen, meaning they need a pair of forwards and a […]
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What I Think of Pick 11 – Lawson Crouse

View image | With the 11th pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, the Florida Panthers selected Lawson Crouse of the Kingston Frontenacs.  Lawson Crouse registered 29 goals and 22 assists (51 points) in 56 games including 70 penalty minutes. Scouts describe him as a big bodied forward, with a short temper, who will mesmerize the defense on the fore-check. Crouse is...
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Rangers qualify 8 RFAs; Conor Allen odd-man out

The New York Rangers qualified eight of their nine RFAs yesterday, meaning they will retain the rights to those eight players when free agency opens on July 1. The one RFA they did not qualify was defenseman Conor Allen, who will become a UFA. The eight RFAs qualified: Derek Stepan, J.T. Miller, Jesper Fast, Emerson […]
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

NYR Qualify Their RFA’s Except One

Rangers have extended qualifying offers to eight of their nine RFAs. No QO for D Conor Allen. Dylan McIlrath does receive a QO. — Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) June 29, 2015 Conor Allen just may be the odd man out due to the left handed heavy Rangers looking to clear a contract spot. Allen, had 11 goals and 34 points getting top minutes in Hartford this season. He’ll become...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Free Agents the New York Rangers Should Target

View image | With the regular season over and the off season just beginning to get busy, The New York Rangers have much to consider,with the upcoming free agency for 5 of their players. As of July 1/2015 Carl Hagelin, Derek Stepan, JT Miller, and Jesper Fast will all become restricted free agents.Martin St.Louis will become an unrestricted free agent. There is...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting Derek Stepan’s next contract

Yesterday, I looked at what Carl Hagelin’s next contract might cost the Rangers, and it came out to be maybe $250,000 more than most had him pegged. I usually guess a little higher, so that people aren’t shocked if the contract comes in higher than expected. The other expensive RFA is Derek Stepan, the Rangers […]
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers RFA qualifying offers

The Rangers have four roster players headed to restricted free agency this summer. Two (J.T. Miller, Jesper Fast) are coming off their entry-level deals, and two (Carl Hagelin, Derek Stepan) are coming off their two-year bridge deals. Per the CBA, any RFA making over $1 million must be offered the current salary. Players making between $660,000 […]
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Stay Or Go: Derek Stepan

Depending on who you ask, Derek Stepan is or isn’t the top center on the Rangers, but there’s one thing that’s undeniable heading into this offseason… he’s going to be paid like one. Stepan’s 2104-15 campaign didn’t begin until November 8th after he fractured his fibula in training camp, but luckily for the Rangers. he came out of the gates flying and was a point per...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 RFA draft pick compensation

There has been a lot of talk about RFAs this year, as the Rangers have a bunch (Derek Stepan, Carl Hagelin, J.T. Miller, Jesper Fast) heading into the offseason. But it’s also been a hot topic because teams like LA and Chicago have major cap problems with key RFAs –Tyler Toffoli and Brandon Saad, respectively– […]
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 NY Rangers Post Mortem & Looking Ahead

Ladies and Gentlemen, We are gathered here today to formally say farewell to the 2014-15 New York Rangers, a team that came into October 2014 with a ton of promise and wound up having the best season in franchise history, only to come up 20 minutes away from back to back Stanley Cup Final appearances. The Rangers in the end could not overcome the injuries to Marc Staal and Ryan...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Rangers: Failure is an understatement

As close as the New York Rangers came to completing the puzzle. There are really no other words to describe this New York Rangers season any better than failure and disappointment. In spite of, in the last four years, three conference finals, a President’s Trophy, a Prince of Wales Trophy, and a division title, this season still ends in failure and disappointment. The common person...
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers-Lightning Game 6: Prediction for elimination game

The Tampa Bay Lightning are one win away from their second trip to the Stanley Cup Final in franchise history. Securing their fourth win of the Eastern Conference Final won’t be easy against a New York Rangers team that thrives in do-or-die situations. The Rangers are 6-1 in games in which they were facing elimination since the start of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. That run...
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Blocked shots burning Rangers

The Rangers could not get anything going on offense in a Game 5 shutout Sunday, and the Lightning's shot-blocking efforts played a large role in that scoring frustration.Tampa upped the defense, blocking 24 New York shots in Game 5. That number is astronomical in contrast to Tampa's totals in earlier games, as the Lightning got in the way of 22 shots combined between Games 3 and...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Conference Finals Game One: Start the series off right

The New York Rangers came roaring back last round, erasing a 3-1 deficit to beat the Capitals on Derek Stepan’s overtime winner. Now they have the Tampa Bay Lightning, a matchup not many New Yorkers wanted to see. Tampa is quick, talented, and deep. They have great goaltending, and their overall team defense is solid (but Read more → The post Conference Finals Game One: Start...
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May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Derek Stepan’s overtime winner

Here’s the video of the winner. Enjoy for one more day. The post Video: Derek Stepan’s overtime winner appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers Complete Series Comeback with Game 7 OT Win

Rangers 2, Capitals 1 (OT) Rangers’ Goal Scorers:  Kevin Hayes, Derek Stepan Capitals’ Goal Scorers: Alexander Ovechkin With less than two minutes left in Game 5, the New York Rangers season appeared to be winding down. At that point they trailed the best of seven series 3-1, and now just five days later they find […] The post Rangers Complete Series Comeback with Game 7 OT...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers End Caps Season In Overtime

Derek Stepan scored at the 11:24 mark of overtime to advance the New York Rangers to the Eastern Conference finals and end the Washington Capitals season.  The Capitals now go home, having blown a 3-1 series lead. In the first period, after killing off a penalty, Alex Ovechkin charged toward the net, took a backhanded pass from Marcus Johansson and powered the puck past goaltender...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Official Video: Derek Stepan wins Game 7 in OT for Rangers + Caps / NYR handshake line

New York Rangers forward Derek Stepan wins Game 7 in overtime NYR over the Washington Capitals. And the subsequent Caps / Rangers handshakes.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Goal breakdown: Derek Stepan sends the Rangers to the Conference Finals

For the second year in a row in the Division Finals, the New York Rangers erased a 3-1 series deficit to advance to the Conference Finals. Once again, this game ended with a 2-1 score. Once again, the goaltenders stood on their heads. Once again, the Rangers won an elimination game at home. Braden Holtby Read more → The post Goal breakdown: Derek Stepan sends the Rangers to the...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers 2, Washington 1 (OT)

The New York Rangers move on to the Eastern Conference Final behind a 2-1 OT victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 7. For a box score, click here. Incredible. Unbelievable. I’m still not sure if what transpired at MSG tonight actually happened.  The Penguins in round 1 threw the kitchen sink at the Rangers to no avail. The Capitals threw the bathtub, the furnace and just...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Derek Stepan sends Rangers to Eastern Conference Final

  The New York Rangers have advanced to the Eastern Conference Final after Derek Stepan scored 11:24 into overtime to give the Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 7 at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. The Rangers, who trailed the best-of-7 series 3-1, will face the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Final. Game 1 is at Madison Square Garden...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Stepan's OT goal lifts Rangers over Caps in Game 7, into East finals

  Make the resilient Rangers play a Game 7 and they don't even flinch. Dump them into a 3-1 hole in a playoff series and they simply work harder. And win. Derek Stepan scored 11:24 in overtime, lifting New York past the Washington Capitals 2-1 and into the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night. Stepan's wrist shot from the left wing after he won a faceoff -- a rarity for the...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers advance in OT on Stepan goal, 2-1 over Caps

NEW YORK (AP) Derek Stepan scored 11:24 in overtime, lifting the New York Rangers past the Washington Capitals 2-1 and into the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night. Stepan's wrist shot from the left wing after he won a faceoff - a rarity for the Rangers - capped a comeback from a 3-1 deficit in the series. The Rangers are the only team to manage that in successive years, doing...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: New York Ranger: Derek Stepan's Series-Clinching Goal and Hand Shake

The New York Rangers are going back to the Eastern Conference Finals for a second year in a row. Former Wisconsin Badgers forward Derek Stepan scored the series-clinching goal at the 11:24 mark fo the overtime period. Former #Badgers McDonagh and Stepan have OT goals to help Rangers advance past Washington in Stanley Cup playoffs. — Andy Baggot (@AndyBaggotWSJ) May 14, 2015
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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